“Microsoft’s Live OneCare security software has failed tests which check how well it spots and stops malicious programs designed to attack Windows,” BBC News reports. “OneCare was the only failure among 17 anti-virus programs tested by the AV Comparatives organisation.”
“Microsoft’s software only spotted 82.4% of the 500,000 viruses that the independent group subjected it to,” The Beeb reports.
“The test is the second in less than a month that Microsoft’s anti-virus software has failed,” The Beeb reports. “Live OneCare is Microsoft’s flagship security program that, like many other anti-virus products, is designed to help PC users keep their machine clear of malicious software.”
“Austria-based AV Comparatives carries out quarterly tests of top anti-virus programs to find out if they have kept up with the growing mass of viruses circulating online,” The Beeb reports. “The tests see if anti-virus software can spot a variety of malicious programs including macro and script viruses, worms, backdoors and trojans. The majority of programs tested, 14, got an advanced pass or better from AV Comparatives; two got a standard rating and OneCare failed.”
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If Mediocresoft can’t secure Windows before the fact, why would they be able to secure it after? You have to be pretty ignorant to use Windows when Apple Macs are readily available at very competitive, often better, prices, but only a true dunce would pay Mafiasoft an annual fee to “secure” Windows. If you want actual security, Get a Mac.
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